MASTERWORKS Concerts: Children under the age of 18 can attend FREE with a paid adult ticket. There is a maximum of two free children tickets for each paid adult ticket.
POPS and CHAMBER Concerts: Student tickets are available for $15.
Purchase tickets online or by calling 423.267.8583.
Ensembles in Schools
October through May (by reservation only)
The CSO String Quintet and Wind Quintet introduce the instruments of the orchestra and basic musical concepts with age-appropriate programs for students in area elementary and secondary schools. The programs address Hamilton County (as well as state and national) standards for music education.
To request a visit, please fill out the CSO Ensembles-in-Schools Request Form.
For additional information, contact Staci Spring.
Click on the links below to download the Teacher’s Guides for the Ensembles in the Schools performances.
Performance selections may vary from the printed guides.
String Quintet Shows
Ensembles in Schools sponsored by:
with additional support from
Young People’s Concerts
For more than 30 years, Link Up—a program of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute—has paired orchestras with students in grades 3–5 at schools in their local communities to explore orchestral repertoire and fundamental musical skills, including creative work and composition, through a hands-on music curriculum. Students participating in Link Up attend a culminating concert where they sing and play the recorder or the violin with the orchestra from their seats.
Since 2003, Carnegie Hall has partnered with professional, community, and university orchestras across the US and around the world to support their existing education programs, strengthen their partnerships with local schools, and provide high-quality curricula, resources, professional development, and additional support. In 2017–2018, Link Up will partner with more than 100 sites in the US, as well as in Canada, Brazil, Spain, Kenya, and Japan, to serve more than 400,000 students and teachers globally.
Composers and musicians create melodies, which can be sung or played on instruments. When an orchestra plays these melodies, the orchestra sings. Students explore melody in a range of colorful orchestral repertoire, sing, play the recorder or violin, compose, and perform in a culminating concert.
• Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9,
“From the New World,”
• Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”
• Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite
Contact the CSO at 423.267.8583 to learn more about bringing Link Up to your school
Sensory Friendly Concerts & Resources
Join us this season for one of our sensory friendly concerts! Our sensory friendly concerts feature performances by our String or Wind Ensembles in a space that allows for movement, interaction, or easy listening. Attendees are invited to sit close to the performers, but quiet rooms are provided for attendees who need a break from the stimulation. All performances and activities are free for children and adults, but pre-registration is appreciated. Doors open and pre-concert activities begin at 10:30am. Scarves, props, and other manipulatives will be on hand, but please bring any you prefer to use.
Concerts are FREE, but please RSVP by filling out the online form to let us know you’re coming.
2018/19 Concert Dates
Saturday, October 20, 2018 – 11am – CSO String Quintet @ Tivoli Center
Saturday, November 10, 2018 – 12pm – CSO Wind Quintet @ Chattanooga Theatre Center
Saturday, January 12, 2019 – 11am – CSO String Quintet @ Tivoli Center
Saturday, March 2, 2019 – 11am – CSO Wind Quintet @ Tivoli Center
Check back for concert themes and locations.
Click here to RSVP to a Sensory Friendly Concert!
For more information or to request special accommodations, please contact Staci Spring at email@example.com or 423.267.8583 x2100.
Sensory Friendly Resources
Meet Your Seat
Bringing a child or student who may need to see and be in the space ahead of the concert? Please contact Staci Spring at firstname.lastname@example.org or 423.267.8583 x 2100 to arrange a time for your child to meet their seat!
Instrument Petting Zoo
The CSO knows that as students learn about the instruments of the orchestra, it is helpful for them to see and touch the instruments. Our collection of petting zoo instruments are ready to make their way to your school or classroom for a trunk show!
All instruments come with an informational packet and additional optional activities and worksheets. Instruments may be checked out for up to two weeks and pick-up/return arrangements must be made by the teacher.
- Violin (various student sizes; no full sizes)
- Double Bass
- Alto Saxophone
- Soprano Saxophone
- Various hand drums
- Various percussion instruments
To check-out an instrument, please download and fill out the form below. Instrument scheduling is subject to availability.
For more information, contact Staci Spring at email@example.com or at 423.267.8583 x 2100.
Workshops for kids
Stay tuned for upcoming workshop opportunities!